OHHHHHHH ONE WEEK CLOSER TO LEAVINGGGG! HELLOOOO CAMBODIA! wow cambodia won't even know what hit em hahaha.
i hope all of you had a great week! unfortunately, sister wu is a bit under the weather but it's okay, i'm not healthy right now but i sure am happy. i have bronchitis hahaha. everyone in my district and branch has been super sick and well it was inevitable that i would get it someday and it's rough and a bit frustrating getting it right before i leave for cambodia but the lord sure has a sense of humor. it's great though, the work shall continue!
i apologize in advance if my thoughts aren't clear, this medicine i'm on truly makes me super drowsy! anyways, this week has been another week at the good ole MTC. for those who know, HERMANA HATCH has safely landed onto MY FLOOR IN MY RESIDENCE HALL! i see her EVERYDAY at the meals and we visit and have a pow wow at night for a few minutes! it's good times! it's great to have people here that were before the mish! its exciting to see people grow in the gospel and come unto christ every day it is truly an amazing work.
i have this quote that i found while reading a talk by m russell ballard and he said that:
"the truth of god shall go forth" " this is gods work, and god's work will not be frustrated. but there is still much to be done before the great jehovah can announce that the work is done. while we praise and honor those faithful saints who have brought us to this point of public prominence, we cannot afford, my brothers and sisters, to be comfortable or content. we are all needed to finish the work that was begun by those pioneering saints over 175 years ago. and carried through the subsequent decades by faithful saints of every generation. we need to beleive as they believed. we need to WORK as they worked. we need to SERVE as they served. and we need to voercome as they overcome. of course our challenges are different today but they are no less demanding. instead of angry mobs, we face those who constantly try to defame instead of extreme exposure and hadship, we face alcohol and drug abuse, pornography, all kinds of filth, sleaze, creed, and hishonesty, and spiritual apathy. instead of families being uprooted an dtorn from their homes we see the institution of the family, including the divince institution of marriage, under attack as groups and invidiuals seek to define away the prominent and divine role of the family in society. this is not a suggest that our challenges today are more severe than the challenges faced by those who have gone before us. they are just different. the lord isn't asking us to load up a handcard hes jasking us to fortify our faith. he isn't asking us to walk across a continent he's asking us to walk across the street to our neighbors. he sin't asking us to give all of our worldy possessions to build a temple hes asking us to give of our means and our time despite the pressures of modern living to continue to build tmples and then to attend regularly the temples already built. he isn't asking us to die a martyr's death, hes asking us to live a discple's life."
i love that. i don't remember the name of the talk but look it up on lds.org!
the work of the lord is essential in these latter-days. please press forward in building the lord's kingdom. remember that each and everyone of o you covenanted at baptism that you would share the gospel with everyone. you don't need a name tag to do it, just simply open your mouth. i can testify to you that opening your mouth and doing just that will surely bring people unto christ. remember to stand as a witness of christ in all things, in all places, and at all times.
i love being a missionary. it is truly an honor to be the lord's missionary. you have no idea how fun it is to sing CALLED TO SERVE every tuesday night at our devotionals. you can just feel the power thats in the room.
the gospel of jesus christ is restored. please don't keep this from people. share it with everyone. everyone needs the gospel in their lives even if they don't know it.
i sure do love you all! my time in the MTC is coming to an end. i cannot wait to serve the people in cambodia.
i bare solem witness the jesus is the christ and that he lives. i testify that joseph smith is a prophet of god and that he translated the book of mormon through and by the power of god. i promise you as you open your hearts and sincerely ask our father in heaven to help you with anything, that he will hear you and answer you - perhaps not in the way you want him to though. always remember that we are on the lord's time, not ours. as you come unto him, he will surely come unto you. i love the gospel with every fiber of my being. it has truly changed my life in every aspect. i have a firm testimony that families can live together forever. i know that the lord knows each and every one of us by name, he knows all our wants, needs, desires, worries, and heart aches. i love the lord and i will serve him forever.
thank you all for reading my blog :) i love you all! thank you for your prayers! i'm praying for all of you!
HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!!